Tribal Dawn: Mordufa & Tribal Souls short story release dates

So today I went through about six hours worth of in-depth planning. Not my stories – I mean my personal deadlines. They’re a little over the top I suppose… they’re up until 2020 (with time for sicknesses, incidents and other unstoppable forces).

I’ve finally figured release dates and I’m excited to announce, this year will see the release of one novel and at least three short stories – all grimdark/low fantasy and all related to the Tribal Dawn series. I’m saying ‘at least’ because the fourth short will be completed, but it’s down to other factors that I can’t be certain it’ll be available.

First, the big one; Tribal Dawn: Mordufa. The story will revolve around several characters, a decade after the events of Tribal Dawn: Descendants; Tau, Zura, Masika and Vakaar. I’m currently redrafting this one (I have to say, I didn’t realise quite how dark it is) and aiming for the release date of 12th September 2017. This will mark the end of the Tribal Dawn trilogy. Do not despair – the series continues with Tribal Dusk: Butterfly in Spring/Summer 2018.

Now the new series; Tribal Souls. This is going to be various short stories that are going to revolve around one already known character. With making something as big of a project like the Tribal series, there are stories and explanations that simply won’t fit into the novels. I have eleven of these planned so far. While I can’t reveal all the names for the sake of spoilers, I will share the three for this year:

Tribal Souls: Jasari (Release date 26th September)

Chief Jasari of the Blood-and-Shadow tribe wasn’t the first heir in line for the title. His childhood and teenage years were smeared with bitterness, jealousy and beatings. The harsh words of his father and sibling cut through any self-esteem while his infatuation for the girl he’d never have added patches of darkness to an already fogged world.

 

Tribal Souls: Witch Doctor Inari (Release date 31st October)

Inari and his twin weren’t born into a regular, capital tribe. If they were asked the name of their blood, they’d leave people scratching heads. Born to a feral couple, Inari and Leko stuck together to fight against those seeking to rid them like vermin in the forest. That was until one swing of a sword cut in the right direction.

 

Tribal Souls: Pazade (Release date 5th December)

Pazade arrived at a young age in the Sun tribe, missing his home. After a couple of years, the cold was his new habitat, the patrols his life and the lumpy porridges his regular meals. Protecting the Krenei was never meant to be glamorous. It was tough and brutal to train to become a legend, especially when willow framed women with forbidden titles led you astray.

 

Those are rough descriptions for them just to give a general gist. I intend for these to be free, but, I will have problems with Amazon for a short while to make it so unless readers report the price differences elsewhere.

All my novels are available via Amazon:

Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow (Volume One) (Fantasy) 99p

Tribal Dawn: Descendants (Volume Two) (Fantasy) £1.99

Tribal Alpha: Innocence (Volume One) (Erotica) FREE

Tribal Alpha: Five Volume Collection (Erotica) £2.99

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Tribal Dawn: Descendants 50% Discount, News & Updates

These past two weeks have been a little chaotic! I’ll keep this short and sweet.

First of all, I’d like to say huge congratulations to the winner of the Goodreads competition! To those who didn’t win, do not despair – Tribal Dawn: Descendants eBook is now 50% off until the 10th May 2017 via Amazon.

CLICK HERE FOR TRIBAL DAWN: DESCENDANTS

The second bit of news; currently I’m working on setting up a website. I’m not the most tech savvy and have a couple of wonderful friends who are going to explain it to me (I’m actually a huge nerd in terms of gaming and I can digitally paint. Coding and web design? Not a fucking Scooby-Doo). This blog will remain the same, just I’ve wanted a website for quite a while but haven’t had the time nor understanding to do it. Hopefully, that’ll be up and running within a few months!

Tribal Dawn: Mordufa will have its first draft completed this week I’m happy to say! I’ve been excited about a certain character for a while – I won’t share too much as of this moment because it is subject to change, but I can reassure, there is some very dark twist and turns in this one. In some lights, it may be judged as darker than Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow.

Another thing was a minor change in future titles. As was mentioned in a previous post, I planned to create the titles ‘Tribal Dawn’ as six fiction novels. I’ve decided that ‘Tribal Dawn’ is going to be a trilogy. There is still going to be another three novels, only they are going to be under the title ‘Tribal Dusk’. It makes it a lot less complicated overall – my first intention was to have them labelled ‘Part One’ and ‘Part Two’. Tribal Dawn stories are set years apart from each other, whereas Tribal Dusk is going to be very close together over the span of the stories.

Tribal Dawn volumes one and two are available via Amazon:

Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow (Volume One) (Fantasy) 99p

Tribal Dawn: Descendants (Volume Two) (Fantasy) 99p – Until 10th May

Thanks for reading and as ever feel free to ask questions/poke/stalk/yell at this Facebook page or Twitter. I also have this Instagram and Goodreads thing.

 

Kreiess Jocelin Erotica? Q & A!

This has been quite strange for me I must admit. I was sent an email near the start of releasing Tribal Alpha that I assumed was a troll but responded to the lady in question anyway. I still don’t know to this day if it was someone messing around, either way, that shocked me!

What’s even more surprising has been this week. There has been a sudden interest in Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow, seven months after its release date. Some of these readers have gone on to finish reading Descendants already! I love you guys, more than you know. You’ve read the little ramblings of a story I’ve created and not only that, you’ve asked me questions about the characters who are like family to me.

I’ve picked out a few, some old, some new (I’ve sent the appropriate responses too, via email/social media) and some I’ve added that I feel I needed to answer.

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.

There was no mention of Jocelin having Krenei blood in TD: B&S. Was this decided purely for TD:D?

Jocelin always had blood of high ranking, there was never any doubt of that in my mind. There are several reasons why it wasn’t mentioned in Blood-and-Shadow. The first was it wasn’t her story. While there were glimpses of Pazade, Jocelin and Nyah, there was no room to say it and give it the background it deserved. TD: B&S was quick paced, and with the Shadow tribe being such an integral part of the story throughout the series, it needed to be about them, their ways and their traditions with fragments of their sister tribe, Blood-and-White. The other reason was that Velaquez family keep the Krenei tie close to their chest because of how Pazade got his mate. Zaki didn’t find out for a couple of years.

Will we see a Kreiess Jocelin?

Jocelin’s blood relation to the Krenei is very thin. She has seventeen aunts and uncles, dozens of cousins and other relations ahead of her. If the role landed to her, she despises the Sun tribe and wouldn’t rule the capital anyway.

Why wasn’t TD:D as quick paced as TD: B&S?

TD:D was about the introductions to the next generations as well as an in-depth explanation of the lore of Vuunis. It is the platform which I’m building the story upon. In TD: B&S we see how Masi, Zaki and Joce get their scars. TD:D was about their children, how they get their own nightmares or how they travelled the paths that they did while bringing the rest of the world to life. The story isn’t as strong as the first, I know that and I wouldn’t change it. It’s been created how I intended.

Vakaar is a bastard. Will that change?

There is little to judge of him in TD:D but no, he won’t change. He does his work properly and follows Mordufa’s rules as law.

 

 TRIBAL ALPHA Q & A – CONTAINS SPOILERS –

Will there be any more Tribal Alpha erotica?

I won’t say no as of this moment. There are a couple of scenes that I’d like to share in the future that would be too much graphic detail for the fantasy series. Then again, from where it finished in the fifth volume, things are about to change.

Tau asked Subira to bind to him at the end, but in TD:D, it’s the ceremony that caused him to leave. How will that work?

I can’t say too much about that right now. I’m quite a way off reconciling them two.

There is mention of the butterfly in Alpha. Is that set in stone?

It’s set in text matey.

Will there be an Alpha with Jocelin and Atsu?

This actually made me laugh a little. Several people have said they admire Jocelin. To be honest, I don’t think I could because of her ways. The few passionate scenes I write between Atsu and Joce within the Tribal Dawn series will be as much as I cover on them two. Alpha is written as a diary of Subira’s. She loves Tau and it’s her way of sharing the wonderful experiences he gives her. Jocelin wouldn’t share as openly what she and Atsu get up to.

 

There were a few more questions I was asked, but I’ve ran out of time! I’ll try to keep track and answer the rest next week where I can. I’m really overwhelmed by this week’s response… it’s been amazing, honestly.

Don’t forget! One signed copy of Tribal Dawn: Descendants is up for giveaway over at Goodreads.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

All my novels are available via Amazon:

Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow (Volume One) (Fantasy) 99p

Tribal Dawn: Descendants (Volume Two) (Fantasy) £1.99

Tribal Alpha: Innocence (Volume One) (Erotica) FREE

Tribal Alpha: Five Volume Collection (Erotica) £2.99

Thanks for reading and as ever feel free to ask questions/poke/stalk/yell at this Facebook page or Twitter. I also have this Instagram and Goodreads thing.

 

New series and giveaways!

Hello!

It’s been a little over a week since the release of Tribal Dawn: Descendants and first of all, I’d like to say a big thank you to those who have purchased my story so far (and in advance for future readers)!

To celebrate the release, I’ve put up a giveaway over on Goodreads for one signed paperback copy that ends on the 25th April 2017. Make sure you enter!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER GOODREADS GIVEAWAY

Now that’s out of the way, onto the other news. I have the low fantasy Tribal Dawn series; full-length novels that tell the tale of the lives within Vuunis. All their struggles, all their fights, nothing is left uncovered for any of them. Erotic series Tribal Alpha, also within Vuunis is the diary of Subira and her passionate life with Tau. With that, I introduce…

Tribal Souls! This series is going to be free (of course, Amazon might be an issue with that, it’ll be free everywhere else) short stories on some characters whose backstories weren’t fully covered in any of the Tribal Dawn series. These will be about double the size of Alpha stories but in some cases, maybe more.

Who will be written about? If you’ve read Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow, there are three characters that I want to share the stories of. The first is going to be Chief Jasari of the Blood-and-Shadow tribe. Jasari is dark, and several times it is mentioned about his madness in the past, but little is said about what he did nor is there a suggestion of how it happened in the first place. This will begin with him at the age of fifteen and will show his relations with his family as well Masika and Zaki’s parents, Zura and Yera.

Following on from Jasari will be the story of witch doctor Inari and how he came to arrive at the Blood-and-Shadow tribe. After that will be Pazade and his mate Sika. As it stands, Tribal Souls: Jasari is planned to be released June this year. As soon as I have a cover, I will update the menu’s on this blog to reflect series types and such, make it a little bit less clutter.

Thanks for reading and as ever feel free to ask questions/poke/stalk/yell at this Facebook page or Twitter. I also have this Instagram and Goodreads thing.

Tribal Dawn: Descendants RELEASE!

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Hello!

I am super excited/nervous because Tribal Dawn: Descendants has finally been released for Kindle! To celebrate this, I am giving away a signed paperback copy via Goodreads! All countries are eligible to enter. Also, Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow is going to be free via Amazon until the 30th.

So, back to the book. What the hell is it about? Well, for those who have read Blood-and-Shadow, you will know that the story of Masika and Zaki/Atsu is a dark journey of their life. I won’t go into too much detail because there are still so many out there who have yet to read their tale and for those who don’t want any hints at all, scroll right down past the ‘SPOILERS’ zone.

GET TRIBAL DAWN: BLOOD-AND-SHADOW FOR FREE UNTIL THE 30TH MARCH 2017 BY CLICKING HERE!

 

BLOOD-AND-SHADOW SPOILERS ZONE

   This book is nineteen years after the Blood-and-Shadow vs. White war.

Masika is trapped within the Blood-and-Shadow tribe, but now, she has two young children and is expecting her third in the autumn. Their tribe is a desolate land after the war and is only just recovering from the impact and the losses. Of course, for poor Masi, she is only concerned for the well-being of her children, and with Dia heading in the same direction as his father, Jasari, she dreads what will become of her young son, daughter and unborn.

Zaki/Atsu has lived his life well in the Blood-and-White tribe. In Blood-and-Shadow, he became the Chief. It wasn’t something he aimed for, but with winning Jocelin, it came with his bind. He has four children with her; Dafari, Chika, Tau and Zura, each of which he cares for differently. Dafari, his heir, is brutish and showing signs of becoming a tyrant. Chika is intelligent but disliked by Atsu for his lack of physical strength and mental reminders of his former tribe. Tau, his third born is his favourite son and his preferable heir while Zura, his only daughter, is a bit peculiar with her tastes and interests in the opposite sex.

BLOOD-AND-SHADOW SPOILERS ZONE ENDED

 

This story is different in style compared to Blood-and-Shadow. Whereas that one was very quick paced, dark and focused only on two regions, this one is the platform for what is coming in the future. Places outside of Shadow and White tribes are explored as are other Chieftains and the Krenei in the world of Vuunis. It is about the adventure they experience in the jungles/mountains/forests as well the groups of people they encounter or can hire.

For those who hate spoilers, I would advise against reading Tribal Alpha series. While it is in another genre and probably of little interest to those who read fantasy (except for those who really want to know all the details), several characters within that timeline are mentioned.

With all that said, there are a couple of things I have decided as well. With this series, there will be those of you who have read Alpha. For those who haven’t, it is set nearing forty years after Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow. Something I am doing with the releases of Tribal Dawn is putting them into two parts. Part one will be; Blood-and-Shadow (Volume One), Descendants (Volume Two) and Mordufa (Volume Three). Part two will be; Butterfly (Volume Four), Redemption (Volume Five) and Chaos (Volume Six) although volumes 4-6 are subject to name changes.

Part one (volumes 1-3) are basically the prequel to Tribal Alpha. Part two (volumes 4-6) are going to be about a year before those events take place but will lead back into the story of Subira and Tau (I’m nowhere near done with those two yet). Whereas part one has years between each tale, part two will be close together.

As ever, PLEASE DO NOT READ if you are easily offended, have a distaste for bad language, gory scenes, nudity and sex because my work ticks all those offensive boxes which is just plain crappy for anyone who doesn’t want to read that type of work. You’ll get a shit time reading, and I’ll get a poor review.

I’m going to add as well, it isn’t necessary to read Blood-and-Shadow to understand Descendants. There is nearly two decades between the books and the most important events are covered in the second volume.

So, to summarise, Tribal Dawn: Descendants is out now via Amazon only (for the time being)! Blood-and-Shadow is also now available for free until the 30th March 2017 and if that isn’t enough, enter this competition on Goodreads to be in with a chance to win one signed, paperback copy!

I have actually been incredibly nervous about this post and the story itself. I hope you enjoy the series and please leave a review if you do – they are like gold dust to writers. In case you didn’t click anyone of the links, I will do a list below for clarification.

TRIBAL DAWN: DESCENDANTS (Volume Two) – NEW RELEASE

Amazon Link Kindle Unlimited Program & Paperback.

WordPress Page Link – For more information/description on the story including a sample of the first chapter.

Goodreads Giveaway – Win a signed paperback copy of Tribal Dawn: Descendants! Enter by 25th April 2017!

TRIBAL DAWN: BLOOD-AND-SHADOW (Volume One)

Amazon Link (FREE between 28th-30th March 2017)

WordPress Page Link – For more information/description on the story including a sample of the first chapter.

Thanks for reading and as ever feel free to ask questions/poke/stalk/yell at this Facebook page or Twitter. I also have this Instagram and Goodreads thing.

KDP and Misrepresentations

Hello!

I’ve got a couple of minor announcements to make, one of which has annoyed me somewhat.

First of all, Tribal Dawn: Blood and Shadow & Descendants are temporarily only available via Amazon KDP Select program. While I am hugely against this, as a new writer, I’m pretty limited on how I can get my name out there (also, I’m not the most social-networky type of person either, nor do the people I know particularly read.) So, I’m putting this one trial for three months and going to see how it goes.

Second is something I have noticed this week, and if other authors have picked up on this, please let me know. With Tribal Alpha, despite the fact I have the five volume collection as part of the series, it’s not showing up on Amazon as part of it. Readers are instead buying other parts singular because of this. I can understand readers doing this if there was only one episode they were interested in, but based on sales within same markets, people are individually buying them. Anyone else might be happy with that but to be honest, I don’t want to be seen as robbing people. I put the collection together for a reason, and Amazon isn’t putting it on show. Please email me at cassiejasminewolf@gmail.com if you have proof of purchasing two or more of the volumes because you didn’t see the collection, I’ll personally reimburse the difference and give you a free copy of Tribal Alpha: Five Volume Collection.

Thanks for reading and as ever feel free to ask questions/poke/stalk/yell at this Facebook page or Twitter. I also have this Instagram and Goodreads thing.

Tribal Dawn: Descendents release & other plans.

Cover Proto.jpgWell, it’s nearly been two months since I last posted. It has been incredibly hectic. For some reason, I keep getting plagues, and during this sickness, I have been preparing for the upcoming release of Tribal Dawn: Descendants (Volume Two)! I am pleased to announce that it is now available to pre-order for the 28th March – paperback will be released shortly after this time.

TD:Dis set nearing two decades after the first Tribal DawnThis one isn’t anywhere near as fast paced or aggressive as the first. Instead, I wanted to take the time out to create the children of Masika, Atsu & Jocelin (I know a few people who will be happy with Joce). It is the journey their children take and the introductions of some of their psychological scars which believe me, are going to be critical for future plans.

Some may recognise a few characters, particularly one of the children, Tau, from Tribal Alpha. This story is set nineteen years before his meeting with Subira and takes him across the world to where he started his first training. His story will be one ongoing from this point forward (including reintroductions with Subira) throughout the series.

I held a competition on Goodreads for three signed copies of Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow (Volume One) which ended on the 28th February. I would like to say huge congratulations to the three that won, and I hope you enjoy the story!

Speaking of giveaways, to celebrate the publishing of TD:D, I will be giving away a signed copy around the beginning of April, so be sure to keep a lookout to enter! (Psst, I heard a rumour that there might be a two book giveaway.)

Rightio! So plans for the future? At the moment, I have just started working on the third in the Tribal Dawn series. I’m not going to lie, I have been incredibly excited about this one since I made the first! Here is a little taste of it now: Tribal Dawn: Mordufa (Volume Three). I will update the page as progress comes together.

Thanks for reading and as ever feel free to ask questions/poke/stalk/yell at this Facebook page or Twitter. I also have this Instagram and Goodreads thing.

 

 

When your story is that awful…

Hello!

Rightio, I’m going to dive right into it. Ruby Red Milly (Erotica Series) is terrible. I mean, it is the worst piece I have ever seen. There is potential in the story, and the sex scenes (if you can get passed the terrible writing of the story) aren’t all too bad, but apart from that, I apologise sincerely to anyone who has purchased this. I have decided that I am pulling it down from Amazon, so no one else has to read it. In fact, if anyone has bought it, please email me the receipt/proof of purchase at cassiejasminewolf@gmail.com, and I will refund you for the atrocity.

The problem with this is the fact it is on KDP select. Now, if it weren’t, it would be gone overnight. But instead, it has to stay there until the term has been completed (It auto-renewed on the 3rd January before I made this decision for three months) so instead, I’m just going to urge anyone to not read it. I know it needs entirely reworking, but I won’t have the time for several months to do.

When I first published, I didn’t realise just how poorly it was written. Now, it has been nearly a year and honest to god I really don’t know why I thought it was good enough. It’s not. It’s shit and needs to go.

Now that is out the way, I can happily say that Tribal Dawn: Descendants (Volume Two) is coming along nicely. I have nearly finished the entire first redraft which then means I will be moving onto the editing bits and pieces. Everything is coming together at a good pace and in time for the April release.

To reiterate from last week too: After all my hard work and reformat attempts, Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow is now available as a printed book. To celebrate this (and to not dwell on the amount of swearing used to create the layout of it), I have set up a Goodreads giveaway. There are three signed paperback copies up for grabs in countries around the world until the 28th February! Click HERE to be in with a chance to win!

Thanks for reading and as ever feel free to ask questions/poke/stalk/yell at this Facebook page or Twitter. I also have this Instagram thing.

Goodreads Giveaway, New Formats and Robbing B*stards.

Hello! Before I start, I hope everyone has had happy holidays and a great start to the new year! As for myself… well, I’ll explain some shit that has happened to erotica authors further down.

After all my hard work and reformat attempts, Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow is now available as a printed book. To celebrate this (and to not dwell on the amount of swearing used to create the layout of it), I have set up a Goodreads giveaway. There are three signed paperback copies up for grabs in countries around the world until the 28th February! Click HERE to be in with a chance to win!

I have reformatted and edited both the text and covers of all Tribal Alpha (Erotica Series). The page has been updated although some links may take a couple of weeks to update the cover changes. Don’t worry, it is the latest content, just some publishers are slower than others.

One thing that some may notice on the links is that I have removed All Romance eBooks publisher. Now, for those of you who don’t know, basically, authors who uploaded onto the site were fucked over by the company over the holidays. On the 28th of December, I received an email to my promotions section of the inbox to declare that the site was going to switch off on the 31st. Not only that, for the quarter between Oct-Dec, the CEO has basically threatened authors by “asking” them to accept only 10% of what they had earned in that time or receive nothing because the company would otherwise have to file for bankruptcy. To add insult to injury, authors also wouldn’t be paid any earnings between the 27th-31st of December, basically when all readers who had purchased their sites currency would have to use it up or lose their money. On the 24th of December may I add, the company sent out an email for 2017 advertising space – some of which people have paid about $2k for, so there was absolutely no warning of this happening. There have also been rumours that this thief is keeping hold of the copyright of the eBook files for tax purposes – I must state that I don’t know how true this is, though.

I won’t go on and on about the legal side of this matter and pretend to know what I am talking about because there are much more blogs and articles on this subject that do know the in’s and out’s of this. There will be legal action taken against this cock-juggling robbing bastard of a thunder cunt, I know that much and I urge anyone who has published on this site to take action too, even if you earned only 50p. Seriously this bitch has robbed you. There are people out there who need mind stabilising or life-saving medication who have been affected by this, people will become homeless, and all kinds of disasters are coming up as a result.

If anyone has purchased any of my titles via All Romance site in the past and have lost copies due to their dickhead move of wiping libraries, please email me at cassiejasminewolf@gmail.com with proof of purchase/receipt, and I will gladly reimburse any copies lost.

Thanks for reading and as ever feel free to ask questions/poke/stalk/yell at this Facebook page or Twitter. I also have this Instagram thing.